President & Vice President of Australian Operations / Alcoa of Australia
Michael Gollschewski became president of Alcoa Australia and vice president of its Australian operations in November 2019, having re-joined the company in July 2018 as vice president of operations for its bauxite division. Mr Gollschewski worked for Alcoa between 1992 and 2007 before a 10-year stint with Rio Tinto including as managing director of its Pilbara mines. He joined Rio Tinto in 2007, initially as general manager of mining & infrastructure projects before taking charge of the Greater Brockman operations. Prior to Rio and Alcoa, Mr Gollschewski held a wide range of engineering, supervisory, management and project roles at Queensland Alumina and CSR after graduating from Queensland University of Technology with honours in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Curtin University, and is a director of the Australian Institute of Management WA and member of CEDA’s WA advisory council.
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President & Vice President of Australian Operations